PUBLISHED: 19:01, Mon, Nov 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:09, Mon, Nov 2, 2020
Speaking to Express.co.uk Mr Bolton shared his fury over being interrupted while he was trying to answer questions about why he did not testify in the current US President’s impeachment trial last year. Mr Bolton was quick to tell Ms Maitlis she was “absolutely wrong” by demanding to know why he failed to tell the US public about the "clearly corrupt" administration he worked for.
She then warned “let me finish” after cutting him off during their Newsnight run in last week.
Mr Bolton has since called this style of interviewing “impolite”.
He told Express.co.uk: “It is entirely fair to push guests on the questions. Not only is there nothing wrong with it, it is the basic part of journalism.
“What is not and should not be a basic part of journalism is being impolite and in particular interrupting the person who is trying to answer the question.
“In some circles that is considered the thing to do. Well, those circles can have each other for themselves as far as I'm concerned.”
John Bolton ripped into BBC's Emily Maitlis following their clash (Image: BBC/RACHEL RUSSELL)